You keep your office, your department, and your executives, moving forward - to succeed, they need your administrative and organizational expertise and finesse.
But you know you’re ready for something else.
And you’re exhausted with the perceptions around administrative roles - you’re *not just an assistant*
You’ve provided widespread support and are wondering -
How do I determine a more focused path? Would it even be fulfilling to do less juggling? What if I like many of these hats? Would I be bored if I wasn't juggling THIS much? (Maybe I need variety?)
You want the confidence that you can excel in a different profession - but it’s hard to take a leap into a new role without truly knowing how well you’re going to do in it.
What would it feel like to…
I know - sounds maybe not possible, right? And you’ve tried so much already -
But it hasn’t worked - you’re losing confidence because no one has given you a chance to shine in a different way.
and it’s not really clear how to get unstuck to actually make a move onto a new path anymore. The more time that passes, the more you have that sinking feeling that you’re meant to do something else.
You wish someone could swoop in and help you gain confidence about taking a leap. Actually, you wish it didn’t feel like such a leap…
It’s time to try something different - something that makes your transition a little less intimidating - less like a leap and more like a slight hop.
It might feel a little unnatural at first, but the best way to move into your next fulfilling role is to first pause, take a breath, and figure out what you actually enjoy and what you want in a career.
You deserve to create your own path based on what energizes you and fulfills you - rather than saying on a path or moving onto a path because it feels like it aligns with your skills.
It's time to put yourself first.
And I help executive and administrative assistants who want to transition out of a support role and into a different job and career path.
I support them in exploring and figuring out what they want to do next, translating their skills so they are seen as more than “just an assistant,” and creating a plan to move into a role that is more fulfilling and a different type of challenge.
"I felt very stuck and disappointed with my career trajectory and wanted to know best how to move forward. I was considering a different industry and didn't fully know how to articulate my strengths well enough to be chosen for the higher level positions I had applied for.
Now, I am clear on what I actually value in the workplace and from a job and can determine if job listings will or will not meet my needs. I can also articulate my strengths in a clear way and feel a greater sense of accomplishment knowing how to do this. While I still feel like my current position isn't exactly where I want to be, I am able to use more discretion in choosing future opportunities that will make me feel valued and an integral member of the team."
We’ll get curious about where you’ve been and where you are now. We’ll explore your strengths, your values, and your views on life and work.
We’ll create ideas for what your next steps could be. We’ll think through ways to experiment and answer some of those questions like, will i like it, will i feel fulfilled, is it worth the move?
We’ll talk through your prototypes to discover what you learned and what questions are lingering. We’ll make a plan for continuing to explore and building your future step - on your timeline.
In this design sprint, we create space for you to explore what you want and need in your next step - because, let’s be honest, you’ve been so focused on what everyone around you needs all the time, you might not be so sure what you need anymore.
We’ll celebrate your strengths and experiences, and identify small wins along the way. We’ll give you the chance to design your own path instead of hoping that a good one comes along.
you are ready to move onto a new career path - you’ve already decided that you don’t want to be an EA forever (though you completely respect those who choose that path).
You know you want to do something else, and you’re ready to create that future. You’re willing to trust the process instead of just applying to dozens of jobs and hoping someone gives you a chance - you’re ready to be intentional about what’s next.
you’re not willing to put everything and everyone else aside (for just a little bit) to think about what YOU actually want and need.
This is also not for you if you’re tied to mass applying to jobs, tossing your resume and cover letters out there into the job application black hole (and really want to stick with this strategy)
This one-month 1:1 coaching package includes
*This package is designed for and only available for people in executive assistant and administrative support roles.
"During our sessions, I had two major job interviews that I put a lot of weight on. In the interviews I expressed my needs and wants for the workplace and cited specific examples of accomplishments that highlight my strengths, which I was not able to adequately identify before our sessions.
My mindset has shifted from looking at mainly the salary level of a position rather than the duties and work required (because I'm a quick learner and can do a lot of things), and instead I now approach potential new positions with the aim of finding out what the position can bring me instead of what I can bring the position."
"Where I saw dead ends, she saw detours or new routes. When I saw a closed door, she found other doors. When I focused on a missed opportunity, she thought of new ways to gain insight or experience.
She brought a perspective that pulled me out of rut and helped me see my situation more clearly.
She has helped me start seeing my next steps a little more clearly and suggested ways that I could explore whether that path is right for me and how I can get there. "
One of my favorite coaching questions is - what is the cost of not doing this? If you could gain a lot of momentum in *just* a month, so that you start to see new opportunities and get rid of that stuck feeling - what would that be worth to you? (Do you want to fast forward to that now? I would!)
The truth is, the time is never perfect - but you are here now, for a reason.
This program is a design sprint lasting four weeks.
Each week, we’ll meet for a 45-minute coaching session.
You’ll also need about 20-30 minutes at some point each week (and this time can be broken into shorter chunks) to engage in a few reflective activities and tools.
And if you *really* want to get the most out of this program, you’ll also want to read or listen to Designing Your Life by Bill Burnett & Dave Evans. (My past clients who have gotten the most value out of coaching have read the book either throughout our coaching engagement, or at the beginning, or both!)
As your coach, I support you in minimizing the noise and getting in touch with your values and your intuition.
My coach training is based on the idea that each client is "naturally creative, resourceful, and whole" (Co-Active Training Institute). But if you're spending so much time searching for jobs, trying to squeeze your experiences into the job requirements, applying to jobs, scrolling for resume and career advice, etc....there is a lot of noise! And you might not be sure what you even want in a job anymore.
My coaching approach supports you in figuring out what you really want. Instead of focusing on your resume and finding jobs to apply to, we start by pausing to explore your values, how you view life and work, and more. We help you get back in touch with your intuition, because only you can figure out what's truly best for you.
In terms of logistics, at the beginning of each coaching session, we'll set an agenda - essentially, where you are now and where you would like to be at the end of the session. We will then work together, leveraging powerful questions, coaching tools, Designing Your Life tools, mindfulness prompts, and more. After the bulk of our discussion, we'll determine how you feel about the ending point, what steps you plan to take next, and how you would like to hold yourself accountable for taking those steps.
I invite you to pop over to my about page to read about my experience and credentials. After you fill out an application, I'll be in touch to schedule a 15-20 minute call to get to know each other. If, after that call, we both feel like it's a good fit, we'll move forward. If I think you might be best served by another coach, I may ask you if you'd like recommendations and would be happy to share.